I decided to make a new home decor piece for the house this year and I'm entering it into Inspiration Emporium's "Fall is in the Air" challenge. I used lots of great products you can find at InspirationEmporium.com like Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and texture fades, Ranger's Distress Paints and Stains, and Tim's Idea-ology findings.
Here's a look at my Fall Burlap Canvas and how I created it.
I started with an 8 x 10 burlap canvas from the craft store.
I painted the outer area with some deep red acrylic paint, then spritzed it with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls spray.
I balled up two pieces of Kraft Glassine to create crinkles.
Then smoothed out both pieces and inked over the surface with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
After gluing both pieces of Kraft Glassine to a 7" x 9" piece of card stock with strong glue stick, I trimmed the excess, let the glue dry completely, then stitched a double stitch around the edges.
Eventually I inked the outer edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Now it looks a little like worn leather, don't you think?
Next I adhered a wide dark brown linen ribbon across the seam of the two pieces of glassine, then layered some pretty lace over that, wrapping it around to the back side. I glued the glassine unit down to the canvas, centered, then added four corner adornments with strong glue.
I was so inspired by Richele Christensen's wreath featured on Tim Holtz's blog last week, I knew I had to make something with the new Layered Leaf die. Like Richele, I cut three pieces of manila card stock for my leaves. I didn't take a photo of how I colored them, but it's pretty similar to Richele's method with Distress Stains.
After cutting them out with the Layered Leaf die, I ran them through the coordinating Layered Leaf texture fade (which comes with the die, yay!).
I inked over the raised surfaces and around the outer edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Then, to give them an even more natural look, I did Tim's "spritz and flick" technique by flicking water droplets over areas of the leaves.
After the droplets sat there a minute, I blotted them with a paper towel and then dried the leaf with my heat tool. I love how this looks like a real leaf.
To adorn my canvas, I created a layered frame for my stamped sentiment using the Baroque die and the Baroque Mover and Shaper insert. Then ran each through the Springtime background texture fade, sanded the surface and lightly inked with Gahered Twigs.
The stamp is called "Give Thanks Subway Art" by Stampabilities for Hobby Lobby. I stamped it with Coffee archival ink, cut around it closely and popped it up with foam tape onto my textured frame.
I layered the leaves with a fall pick from the craft store first, then created three pinecones and greenery from Tim's Tattered Pinecone die.
I gave everything a spritz of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls spray for some added texture and shimmer.
I used a Seasonal Chit Chat sticker inside an ornate plate with a bit of coordinating green card stock in the background.
A big green linen bow with added twine goes across the top.
Now I can hang it on the wall, or place it in a pretty stand on my foyer table to welcome those who visit me during this wonderful season.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope YOU'RE enjoying some fall temperatures where you are.